UK Wide Professional Negligence Claims Service
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Professional Negligence Claims
Professional negligence is a specific failing on the part of an individual to fulfil their duty of care to you as a customer via failing to provide services of a specialist standard that they have portrayed themselves to be capable of. No one deserves to be misled into believing someone has skills and abilities which are of a higher level than a normal individual when they do not. Essentially to make a successful professional negligence claim your lawyer will need to prove that a reasonable body of similar, competent professionals would not have made the same error or acted in the same way that you experienced. They will also need to prove that the error disadvantaged you. To contextualise professional negligence, it comes under the heading of 'tort law'. Tort law, in English law, gives individuals rights if they have suffered due to the actions of others. It outlines obligations for individuals to show the defendant was legally obliged to act in a certain fashion.
Who Can Be Negligent?
Professional negligence claims can be made against any 'professional' such as, an architect, an accountant, a barrister or a vet, to name a few. 1st Claims can put you in touch with a specialist professional negligence solicitor whatever situation you are in. Click on the links below to find out more about how our team can help you.
- Architect professional negligence
- Solicitor professional negligence
- Barrister professional negligence
- Accountant professional negligence
Proving someone is negligent as opposed to proving someone has simply made a mistake involves 3 stages. Firstly, it must be shown that the defendant had a legal duty to act in a certain way. Secondly, the defendant must be shown to have failed to fulfil this duty by making their error - they will be judged against the standards of their professional peers and the negligence claim has the potential to be successful if it can be shown they are not living up to these standards. This measures the quality of service which should be provided by a professional within its own context. Thirdly, the plaintiff must be shown to be disadvantaged directly due to the negligence of the defendant.
When an individual receives compensation for professional negligence they receive a payout in terms of the damages they have incurred as a result of their experience. The intention when calculating professional negligence compensation amounts is to ensure the individual is in the same financial/general position that they were in prior to the incident, so their disadvantage is rectified. To make a professional negligence claim you must enter into it within 6 years of the incident, this is the time limit placed on civil claims in the UK. For any claim which involves personal injury this time limit is reduced to 3 years. To find out more about the claims process click here.
Professional Negligence Legal Advice
Making an enquiry with 1st Claims is completely free of charge, so have a chat to one of our team to see how we can help you today. Call us on 0800 2888 693 (from a mobile click to call: 01348 630 720) or complete an online enquiry form here. Everyone's situation is slightly different, if your claim query does not fit into one of the common categories we have suggested, this does not mean your claim is not viable. Our team will be able to talk you through your circumstances and will provide a highly individualised service so you feel at ease. We will get you in touch with the solicitor who is best for you.
No enquiry obligates you to continue with your claim or to continue your claim with us, so contact us today - you have nothing to lose.
Please call us free on 0800 2888 693 or complete our enquiry form on the right of this page and we will be in touch with you.
Remember, it costs nothing to call us or complete an enquiry, and you will be advised of all of the funding options available to you. You can then decide whether to take any further action or to do nothing else, but at least you will fully understand your legal rights.
What Happens Next?
Complete a Quick Claim Enquiry and this is what you will benefit from:
- Advice on whether you can make a claim and how the claims process works from a specialist claims solicitor;
- Compensation - what can you claim for and how much are you likely to receive;
- Costs - whether you will qualify for a no win no fee claim or details of other methods for funding your claim; and
- An explanation of what will happen next if you decide to carry on and make a claim (how your solicitor will take care of everything for you).
All on a free, no obligation Quick Claim Enquiry Advice Call.
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